Melanie Reiff
Updated on Aug 11, 2022
The blower motor switch allows you to control your A/C and heating systems to bring cold or hot air into the car’s cabin. If you find your HVAC system is behaving erratically or isn’t working at all, it may be time for a blower motor switch replacement.
It’s miserable to sit in a stuffy or freezing car—that’s why car insurance broker Jerry has compiled everything you need to know about a blower motor switch replacement.
The exact cost varies between different Volvo models. For example, newer vehicle models are usually made with more expensive materials, so recent or high-end models will cost more, especially if your service requires a part replacement. Use the table below to estimate the cost for your own vehicle.
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
2017
Volvo 
V60
$235.18$169.18$66$285.931.1h
2016
Volvo 
S60 Cross Country
$157.02$91.02$66$184.321.1h
1996
$229.18$169.18$60$279.931h
2011
Volvo 
C30
$253.18$169.18$84$303.931.4h
2002
Volvo 
C70
$229.18$169.18$60$279.931h
1994
Volvo 
960
$229.18$169.18$60$279.931h

What is a blower motor switch?

The blower motor switch allows you to control your vehicle’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system.
More specifically, the blower motor pushes hot or cold air from the air conditioner or heater core into the car’s cabin. The blower motor switch allows you to regulate this airflow. With the blower motor switch, you can turn the fan on and off and control its speed.
Without a working blower motor switch, you won’t be able to control your HVAC system the way you’re used to.

When do I need to replace my blower motor switch?

The blower motor switch is not inspected during regular maintenance service, so you’ll need to be on the lookout for signs it is time to get your blower motor switch replaced.
Before they break completely, most blower motor switches begin to act erratically. For example, if your airflow changes without you touching the switch or will only work in certain positions, it’s probably time to bring your car to the mechanic.
If you lose complete control of your HVAC, it’s time to replace the blower motor switch.
Not having access to your HVAC system is more dangerous than you think. Driving in extreme heat or extreme cold can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Additionally, a working heating system is necessary to defrost your car’s windshield in cold weather.

How to replace a blower motor switch

Here’s how the mechanic will replace your blower motor switch:
  • Remove the trim panel to access the switch
  • Disconnect and remove the switch
  • Install a new blower motor switch
  • Reattach the trim panel and test the new motor to make sure it can turn on and control the system

How to find cheap car insurance

Your car’s blower motor switch might not be the only thing that needs replacing—it could be time to upgrade your car insurance as well!
Insurance broker Jerry can help you find a lower rate without having to reduce your coverage. Just complete a quick 45-second sign-up and you’ll have access to dozens of quotes from top name-brand providers to review.
Best of all, Jerry gives you new quotes every year at renewal time, so you always know you’re getting the best possible price.
Keep in mind that your location is another factor that determines the final cost of repairs. Areas with higher cost of living will usually have more expensive car repair services, especially if there’s less local competition. Check out the table below for an estimate of what Volvo drivers pay in different cities.
CityCarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1970
Volvo 
142
$214.71$91.02$123.69$242.011.06h
1991
Volvo 
780
$248.52$91.02$157.5$275.821h
1994
Volvo 
940
$284.06$169.18$114.88$334.811h
1968
Volvo 
145
$191.53$91.02$100.51$218.831.06h
2010
Volvo 
S40
$352.58$169.18$183.4$403.331.4h
1980
Volvo 
242
$297.45$169.18$128.27$348.21h
1969
Volvo 
144
$384.2$259.99$124.21$462.191.06h
1996
$249.18$169.18$80$299.931h
1998
$297.93$169.18$128.75$348.681h
2008
$286.64$169.18$117.46$337.391h
Jerry doesn’t just offer fair price repair estimates for Volvo drivers! Our team of writers has collected everything you need to know for every car. Here’s how much the repair costs for some popular cars:
CarTotal Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostAverage Dealer PriceEstimated Service Duration
1982
$173.98$65.98$108$193.771.8h
1962
Volvo 
122
$238.78$169.18$69.6$289.531.16h
1993
Ford 
LT9000
$106.78$46.78$60$120.811h
2006
Volkswagen 
Jetta
$177.88$117.88$60$213.241h
2009
Dodge 
Avenger
$507.28$447.28$60$641.461h
2002
$106.78$46.78$60$120.811h
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With an average annual savings of $887, Jerry can help you free up funds for the repairs your Volvo’s needs.